There are three types of interpersonal conflict, relationship, task, and process. In this section, we will explore how interpersonal conflict occurs in nursing workplaces, nurse-client conflict, nurse-nurse conflict, and nurse-workplace conflict. In addition, you will learn about the ethical conflicts experienced by nurses as well as some of the concepts related to interpersonal conflict. Conflict has an impact on the quality of patient care and this too will be discussed.
Video: Conflict in the Context of Nursing and Patient Care (26:30)
Please view the video addressing conflict in the health care setting.
Video: Module 4, Segment 1: Conflict in the Health Care Setting (12:06)
Reflect on your own workplace and describe a conflict you have been involved in for each of the following:
- Nurse-patient conflict
- Nurse-nurse conflict
- Nurse-workplace conflict
- Ethical conflict